Posted by Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland Dec 20,2022

This is a thumbnail image of blog TIPS FOR TEETH HEALTHY WINTER HOLIDAYS

Winter is a festive time, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Cold temperatures, dry air, and holiday foods can lead to cavities. During the holidays, your schedule can become hectic with gift shopping, decorating, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and more. It’s important to stay on track with your dental care routine! Here are some great tips for taking care of your teeth this holiday season.

  • Keep up your regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day.
  • Try to avoid snacking throughout the day. When holiday parties pop up, it’s easy to nibble on appetizers and other finger foods. Try to eat either a meal or a snack at mealtimes.
  • Drink water rather than sugary drinks like soda to replenish fluids and keep your mouth clean.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, try to stick to one drink in one sitting. And make sure to rinse with water after drinking and before brushing before bed.
  • Be mindful of what you’re eating and chewing. Avoid biting into whole nuts and hard candies that could break teeth and cause damage.
  • Bring along chewable gum or a travel toothbrush to use after lunch or while on the go.
  • Schedule your next dental visit before you leave town so you can be sure to have time off needed to recover and heal from any dental work you had done beforehand.
  • If you have braces or other orthodontic appliances, make sure to wear your retainers as instructed. This will ensure that you don’t experience any shifting in your teeth or need repair when you get home.
  • Be gentle on your teeth and gums when you’re away from home – no opening packages with your teeth and no crunching on ice in your drinks! Everything is in moderation.
  • If you are traveling with children, make sure you bring along the right oral health care supplies so they can take care of their teeth as well.
  • Even if you don’t have a specific appointment scheduled, you should still call your dentist in Altamonte Springs, FL, if you experience any tooth pain or other concerns. That way, the dentist can examine your mouth and prescribe the appropriate treatment if necessary.

To find out more about the dental services we offer at Distinctive Dental on Maitland, call (407) 830-9800 or schedule your consultation online. You can also visit us at 609 Maitland Ave STE 1, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.

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